Investor sells creative office campus in San Diego for $20.4 million

JLL completes sale of The Oberlin in Sorrento Mesa area

October 15, 2018

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, October 15, 2018 – JLL’s Capital Markets team announced that it has completed the sale of The Oberlin, a three-building, 62,424-square-foot creative office campus located at 5889, 5893 and 5987 Oberlin Drive in San Diego, California. Located in the highly desirable submarket of Sorrento Mesa, the property was sold to Irvine California-based Crown Realty & Development for $20.4 million.

JLL’s team of Bob Prendergast, Lynn LaChapelle, Sach Kirpalani and John Morrison represented the seller Bixby Land Company. The buyer, Crown Realty & Development, Inc., and its affiliate CPF Oberlin Associates, LLC’s team of COO Kreg Groat, Vice President of Transactions Ann Vera, Senior Acquisitions Manager Mike Vaughan, Sr. and Senior Property Manager Nikkie Marion represented itself.

"Sorrento Mesa remains one of San Diego’s most desirable office markets due to its central location, strong tenant base and its focus on technology," said Prendergast. "The Oberlin provided Crown Realty & Development with the opportunity to acquire a modernized and fully repositioned property in a premier location with strong upside potential and an opportunity for stabilization."

The Oberlin is located just minutes from Interstates 805 and 5, providing immediate access to neighborhood communities. The property underwent a $6.9 million renovation in 2016 and features maximum tenant flexibility and integration between indoor and outdoor spaces with fully furnished patios.

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